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New York Times, Tuesday, February 14, 1978

Author:
C. J. Angio
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 15, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
C. J. Angio has 93 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1978, The New York TimesNo. 10,412
Across
1. Homophone for heart : HART
5. Samite or pekin : CLOTH
10. Hearts-___ (plant) : EASE
14. Oriental babysitter : AMAH
15. Brute : YAHOO
16. Dryden's "All for Love" is one : PLAY
17. Popular song of 1955 : LOVEANDMARRIAGE
20. Annie Oakleys : FREEBIES
21. Dido's lover : AENEAS
22. Start of a kindergarten song : ABC
23. Gymnast Korbut : OLGA
24. Word with ribs or parts : SPARE
27. Gained the favor of : WON
29. Gentle as ___ : ALAMB
33. "His nose should ___": W.S. Gilbert : PANT
34. Jim Hart's specialty : AERIAL
36. Sharp-nosed river fish : GAR
37. Cavalier poet : RICHARDLOVELACE
40. Enero-diciembre period : ANO
41. Newly decorated : REDONE
42. "___ Up Your Heart," 1955 song : OPEN
43. Nursery scholar's early arrival time : TENAM
45. U.S.N.A. graduate : ENS
46. Far from private : OVERT
47. Lady's man : LORD
49. Capitol Hill assent : AYE
50. Havana lover of Havanas : CASTRO
53. Divines : FORESEES
58. Card game for two : HONEYMOONBRIDGE
60. ___ about (date-setting phrase) : ONOR
61. "Crescit ___," N.M. motto : EUNDO
62. Pale blue hue : CIEL
63. Seats for some members of the wedding : PEWS
64. What a waiter waits for : ORDER
65. Notch made by a saw : KERF
Down
1. Better ___ : HALF
2. God of love : AMOR
3. Go overboard : RAVE
4. "Ye are the salt of ___" : THEEARTH
5. Misanthrope : CYNIC
6. Fill the hull : LADE
7. Units of electrical resistance : OHMS
8. "Ode ___ Nightingale" : TOA
9. Occurring every sixty minutes : HORAL
10. City in NE France : EPINAL
11. Cupid's wings : ALAE
12. Story of the Forsytes : SAGA
13. "I Only Have ___ for You," 1934 song : EYES
18. Singer-dancer Lane : ABBE
19. Wine and dine : REGALE
23. Oliver ___, English novelist: 1873–1961 : ONIONS
24. His wife got fat : SPRAT
25. "Common Sense" author : PAINE
26. Bracket or sheep : ANCON
27. Kind of bliss : WEDDED
28. Fiber for suits : ORLON
30. Love feast : AGAPE
31. Scottish court officer : MACER
32. "Your bonny brow was ___": Burns : BRENT
34. "You ___ My Sunshine," 1940 song : ARE
35. Farewell from Fabius : AVE
38. Building with a drill hall : ARMORY
39. Languishing, as a swain : LOVESICK
44. Changes : ALTERS
46. Kind of criminal trial : OYER
48. Lover : ROMEO
49. Place for an outdoor wedding : ARBOR
50. Tennis stroke : CHOP
51. Like a superstar : AONE
52. Symbol of purity : SNOW
53. "I am too ___": Juliet : FOND
54. Wave, in Le Havre : ONDE
55. Entertainer Adams : EDIE
56. Historic Hungarian city : EGER
57. Egotist's love : SELF
59. "___ Love," 1939 song : OUR

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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